Lesson 5: Jewelry Nomenclature: Jewelry Attachments and Various Findings

Step 1: Introduction to Gemology

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In this article, we’ll focus on both jewelry attachments and miscellaneous findings. Jewelers use a wide range of bits and pieces to attach one jewelry item to another. As you delve into the wonderful world of jewelry, you’ll also encounter many kinds of findings that don’t fit into the categories we’ve covered in the articles on settings, bracelets, rings, and earrings.

Basic Jewelry Attachments

Ring Attachments

Inexpensive, available in many sizes and metals, and easy to use, rings are the simplest type of connector attachments. However, they’re sometimes weaker than other types of jewelry attachments and less attractive if you’re using cord.

There are two main types of ring attachments:

  • A jump ring features an opening along the ring, so you can open the ring a bit to slide on the chain or other item.

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